Get the Scoop: Q&A With Otterbein SeniorLife Lebanon

Posted on: June 4, 2024

Are you ready to learn more about Otterbein SeniorLife Lebanon, located on an active 1,200-acre campus just minutes from I-75 in southwest Ohio? Our continuing care retirement community has a lot to offer older adults and their families. 

With so much to learn about and see at our community, you may have questions about where to start! Our blog addresses the most common questions we hear from individuals and couples considering Otterbein SeniorLife Lebanon

Frequently Asked Questions About Otterbein SeniorLife Lebanon

Q: How can I get a quick estimate of whether or not I can afford independent living at Otterbein SeniorLife Lebanon?

A: Use our secure MoneyGauge Calculator to determine whether our community is a financial fit for you. You’ll answer a few questions, including your age, income, and assets. Take the quiz >>

Q: What types of housing options and floor plans are available for independent living?

A: While our inventory of available independent living homes varies, we have a range of choices to suit your lifestyle, including 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, and 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom patio and ranch homes. 

Q: Where is Otterbein SeniorLife Lebanon located?

A: Our beautiful 1,200-acre campus is located in Warren County, easily accessible from Interstate 75 in southwest Ohio between Dayton and Cincinnati. We are approximately 27 miles from Dayton, 31 miles from Cincinnati, and 78 miles from Columbus. Get a birds-eye view of our community in this video >>

Q: What happens if my health needs change as I age? 

A: Otterbein SeniorLife Lebanon is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), which means we provide different levels of care services to meet the changing needs of our residents. For example, our campus offers independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation services and care, memory care, and long-term skilled nursing care. 

Activities at Otterbein Lebanon

Q: What types of activities can I expect at Otterbein SeniorLife Lebanon?

A: Our campus is the place to be for seniors longing for an active lifestyle and engaging activities! You can expect something for everyone, including a fitness center, exercise classes, a walking track, outdoor walking paths, and an indoor pool. You’ll also have easy access to an 18-hole golf course and a 110-acre lake. 

Additional amenities include a coffee shop, greenhouse, creative arts center, woodshop, movie theater, spa, and more! Residents here love going on excursions and outings to explore attractions, watch sporting events, or enjoy dining with friends at local restaurants. Many residents also look forward to on-campus events and programs like book groups, games, parties, concerts, lectures, educational classes, prayer groups, and so much more.   

Q: What do Otterbein SeniorLife Lebanon residents say about living there?

A: Our residents love living on our campus, and many have shared their experiences in videos. We invite you to watch the following testimonials to learn more about what life is like here. This video blog also offers some fun resident stories.

Q: Who can attend the Otterbein SeniorLife Lebanon Community Church?

A: Everyone is welcome! The church is located in a 200-seat chapel in the heart of our community. The congregation includes people from a variety of faith backgrounds, and all services and activities are open to anyone who wishes to attend. 

Q: Will I have to pay a large entrance fee or turn over my home and assets to live at Otterbein SeniorLife Lebanon?

A: No, Otterbein SeniorLife Lebanon provides an array of payment options, including a standard month-to-month service fee with no required upfront investment. In no situation does Otterbein SeniorLife require you to turn over any of your existing assets, including your current home.

Q: What’s included in the monthly fee?

A: The following amenities and services are included in your monthly independent living fee:

  • Interior and exterior maintenance and repairs

  • All utilities and trash/recycling removal services

  • Grocery bus trips and community shuttle

  • Landscaping and snow removal

  • 24-hour security call system and security

  • Vibrant recreational and programming calendar

  • Priority access to on-campus assisted living & nursing care

  • Free membership to Otterbein SeniorLife YMCA & Aquatic Center

Food at Otterbein Lebanon

Q: What is the food like at Otterbein SeniorLife Lebanon?

A:  We offer all-day dining in our Great Wave Cafe. That means you can stop by anytime between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for delicious, made-to-order menu options and a grab-and-go grocery. You can order whatever you’d like in the Great Wave Cafe — beef, salmon, chicken, turkey, and more — it’s up to you! 

Our signature formal dining room, Restaurant 1912, features restaurant-style dining with designated meal times, themed dinners, and numerous menu items to choose from. Watch this video to learn more >>

Q: How can I make my independent living residence feel like home?

A: We encourage residents to personalize their homes! For example, you can hang pictures, choose the paint colors for the walls, bring your own furniture, and decorate any way you’d like. We want you to feel comfortable in your personalized space. 

Q: What if I don’t feel “old enough” to move to Otterbein SeniorLife Lebanon?

A: Older adults 55 and over who have made our community their home often tell us they wish they had moved in sooner! The maintenance-free lifestyle promotes active and engaging living. Instead of worrying about chores and home maintenance, you can spend your time traveling, pursuing hobbies, and being with the ones you love. 

Ready to Explore Otterbein SeniorLife Lebanon Further?

Discover life with friends, numerous activities, and on-site conveniences on our campus, and enjoy peace of mind knowing your future health needs will be met. Visit our website for a campus map, resident testimonial videos, floor plans, and more.

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